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[movies]The Sunbeam - D W Griffith
The Sunbeam was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. When a film called The Sunbeam refers to a little girl with a dead mother, you know you are in for a bit of sentimentality and so you are. But given that, it is a neat little film with an interesting picture of life in a tenement house and the social mores of the day.
Keywords: silents
Downloads: 2,006 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]IUMA: the Silents
Paul and Jake have been writing songs and performing together on and off for 10 years. Different bass players and drummers kept coming and going. That never stopped them from moving forward and writing really amazing music together. August 02' enter Sean looking for the right people to hook up with after years of floating from one band to another. He liked what he heard and they liked what they heard...
Keywords: the Silents
Downloads: 10
[movies]The Perfect Man Roughcut Redux - Kat Eiswald
A roughcut of the film. Need to change the music, to allow more time for complete final scene.
Keywords: Rape; silents
Downloads: 654
[movies]Lonely Villa - D W Griffith
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,561
[movies]The Renunciation
The Renunciation is a film made by D W Griffith in 1909. Like many if his early Biograph films it is rather simplistic and a bit convoluted but remember, he was making 2 or 3 of them a week.
Keywords: silents; griffith
Downloads: 393
[movies]The Burglar's Dilemma - D W Griffith
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 1,528
[movies]Little Nemo
Little Nemo is a very early animation (1911) drawn by Windsor McCay and based on his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It is interesting in that it shows McCay drawing the pictures which will later go into the animation.
Keywords: silents; animation
Downloads: 5,282 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Crazy Ray - Rene Clair
The Crazy Ray (Paris Qui Dort) a 1927 silent comedy by Rene Clair is the story of a mad scientist who devises a ray which puts all people to sleep. It has a few humorous moments but is if interest mainly to film historians and students.
Keywords: Clair; silents
Downloads: 5,516 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]A Trap For Santa - D W Griffith
This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because ...
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,170
[movies]Felix Goes West - Pat Sullivan
A Felix The Cat cartoon form Pat Sullivan from 1924. I have brightened the picture and added a sound track.
Keywords: animation; silents
Downloads: 737
[movies]The Unseen Enemy - D W Griffith
The Unseen Enemy, Directed by D W Griffith in 1912 is the first film to star Lilian and Dorothy Gish in what were termed at the time"charming" performances. It is a simple melodrama with threat and rescue but played nicely. Victoriuanism prevails. Note the use of the idea of the kiss and how Dorothy reacts to her first kiss in the final few fading frames.
Keywords: Gish; silents
Downloads: 1,168
[movies]The Blind Man - Alice Guy
A short trifle, actually a stage piece made by Alice Guy in 1898
Keywords: silents; France
Downloads: 594
[movies]Scarlet Street - D. W. Griffith
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 680 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Golden Louis
The Golden Louis directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is a lovely little Victorian piece much like "The Little Match Girl" of a small girl begging in the winter street.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 616
[movies]Death's Marathon - D. W. Griffith
Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Keywords: silents; suicide
Downloads: 809
[movies]Out West
Out West (1918) A Fatty Arbuckle comedy including performances by Buster Keaton and Al St John. It is a parody of Western pictures of the way.
Keywords: silents; western
Downloads: 3,068
[movies]A Beast at Bay - D W Griffith
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 2,455
[movies]Those Awful Hats - D W Griffith
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Keywords: griffith; silents
Downloads: 919
[movies]One is Business,; The Other Crime. - D W Griffith
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 851
[movies]Fatty's Suitless Day
Fatty's Suitless Day a 1914 Keystone Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle was also called Fatty's Magic Pants.
Keywords: silents; short
Downloads: 1,590 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Fatty Joins The Force
A Fatty Arbuckle comedy from 1913 co-starring Al St John and Edgar Kennedy
Keywords: police; silents
Downloads: 2,018 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Bliss
A rather inconsequential Harold Lloyd short from 1917
Keywords: Lloyd; silents
Downloads: 1,414
[movies]The Devilish Tenant
A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.
Keywords: France; silents
Downloads: 2,349
[movies]Little Nemo - Windsor McKay
Little Nemo a very early (1911) animation by Windsor McKay
Keywords: amimation. silents
Downloads: 2,407
[movies]Fighting Blood - D W Griffith
Fighting Blood was directed by D W Griffith in 1911. It is one of his Buograph shorts, a rip roaring cowboy and Indian tale with lots of horses and gun play so I added plenty of exciting music and sound effects. Hope you can live with it. Enjoy.
Keywords: Griffith; ab; silents
Downloads: 1,198 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Archival footage from LOC
During the early years of film, The Library of Congress secured copyright by having filmmakers print their film negatives outon paper. These paper prints have outlasted later celluloid films which deteriorated quickly. For that reason we have a brief period during the start of movies where we have pretty good reproduction of films of that time. These were usually short primitive realities but oftren very interesting...
Keywords: silents; early film
Downloads: 434
[movies]Dream of A Rarebit Fiend
This is the earliest version of this story. It was produced by the Edison Studios about 1908. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the original author of the story, Windsor McCay
Keywords: high; silents; McCay; Edison
Downloads: 1,140 (1 review)
[movies]The Colonel's Account
This is an edit of an old (1906) film by Louis Feuillade called "The Colonel's Account" I have done some editing, adding zooms, close-ups etc and added a track of music, sound effects and voice. It is only 2 1/2 minutes long so give it a look and see what you think. This should not be considered a substitute for the original film which I intend to upload soon, I hope you enjoy the video and please write a review to let me know if I am on the right track,
Keywords: silents; war; alsedit
Downloads: 441
[movies]House of Darkness
The House of Darkness was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1913. Its theme is how music soothes the insane mind. It deals with an escaped mental patient who threatens a woman with a gun, but backs off when she plays the piano for him. It is sentimental ad many of Griffith's films are but the acting is a bit subdued for the silent film of the period. It is worth a look.
Keywords: Griffith; silents; insanity
Downloads: 1,271
[movies]Le Ratelier (The Dentures)
A short film by Emil Cohl. 1909
Keywords: cohl; dentures; french; silents
Downloads: 252
[movies]The Oath and the Man - D W Griffith
The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it
Keywords: French; revolution; silents
Downloads: 1,252 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Infernal Cauldron
Georges Melies, 1903. (Also refereed to as the infernal Boiling Pot) Here is a description from Wikipedia. "The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron. He performs an incantation and three spirits suddenly appear from the flames, before dancing above his head. Frolicking in hellish joy, the demon watches as the three spirits burn up and fall to earth.".
Keywords: France; Melies; Color; silents
Downloads: 1,383
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Bond"
Charlie Chaplin's 64th Film Released Sept. 29 1918 The Bond was a propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Load Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. Made in 1918 with Edna Purviance, Albert Austin and Sydney Chaplin, the film has a distinctive visual motif set in a simple plain black set with starkly lit simple props and arrangements...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 24,546 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Charolot Gargon De Theater" ( The Property Man)
Charlie Chaplin's 21st Film Released Aug. 01 1914 Charolot Gargon De Theater is the French version of The Property Man. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004499/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 18,018 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Laffing Gas" aka Laughing Gas
Charlie Chaplin's 20th Film Released July 09 1914 As Laughing Gas http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004210/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 23,714 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Death's Mararthon - D.W. Griffith
Death's Mararathon, directed by D.W. Griffith in 1913 stars Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron and Blanche Sweet in a tale of rivalry over love, gambling and suicide.
Keywords: griffith; gambling; silents
Downloads: 719
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "A Fair Exchange"
Charlie Chaplins 34th Film Released Dec. 05 1914. This Film was released as Getting Acquainted. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004011/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents; CC
Downloads: 147,531
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Face On The Barroom Floor"
Charlie Chaplin's 22th Film Released August 10th 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003923/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 18,489 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Landladys Pet" aka The Star Boarder
Charlie Chaplins 9th Film Released April 04 1914 As The Star Boarder http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004637/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 21,572 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Twenty Minutes Of Love"
Charlie Chaplins 11th Film Released April 20 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004736/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 20,196
[movies]Fantasmagori
This is probably the first animated film, produced by Emil Cohl, considered the "father of animation" in 1908
Keywords: animation; silents; film history
Downloads: 4,346
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "His Trysting Place"
Charlie Chaplins 32nd Film Released Nov. 09 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004108/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 14,674
[movies]The Roman Orgy
A short film made in Paris by Louis Feuillade in 1911. It shows the wicked life style and assassination of a Roman Emperor. In the first scene he is with a bevy of girls, in the second with a bevy of boys and in the third, we bring in the lions. Try to count the extras in this film, all playing individual roles,and then there were the lions. Enjoy.
Keywords: Rome; orgyt; France; silents
Downloads: 13,951
[movies]Bliss
Bliss, 1917, alight little comedy starreing Harold Lloyd.
Keywords: Lloyd; comedy. silents
Downloads: 4,358
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Rounders"
Charlie Chaplins 26th Film Released Sept 07 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004546/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 14,787
[movies]A Very Fine Lady
A delightful little 1908 silent comedy from Louis Feuillade of France who directed over 630 films.
Keywords: France; sex appeal; silents
Downloads: 3,796 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Sealed Room - D W Griffith
The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Keywords: royalty; griffith; silents
Downloads: 582
[movies]Jack and the Beanstalk
This is the Edwin S Porter film version of the old story which was produced for the Edison production company in 1902
Keywords: fiary tale; silents
Downloads: 366
[movies]A wedding party
A movie of a wedding party probably 1912 or so. It is uncredited and unidentified. Perhapâ s someone can add some more information if only the year of the automobiles.
Keywords: wedding; silents home movies
Downloads: 1,353
[movies]Never Weaken
I have added a sound track to an earlier archive film with the caption form Wikopedia..Never Weaken is a 1921 silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd and directed by Fred Newmeyer. It was Lloyd's last short film, running to three reels, before he moved permanently into feature-length production. It was also one of his trademark "thrill" comedies, featuring him dangling from a tall building. Lloyd and his crew honed and perfected their "thrill" filming techniques in this film, and put them to as...
Keywords: lloyd; comedy; silents
Downloads: 2,713
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